Maduro responds aggressively to Obama’s Venezuela announcement

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro didn’t take too kindly to Obama’s announcement regarding the banning of some Venezuelan officials from the U.S., calling on his country’s…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded to Obama’s message with promises that he will get what’s coming to him. (Screenshot from Venezuelan TV)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro didn’t take too kindly to Obama’s announcement regarding the banning of some Venezuelan officials from the U.S., calling on his country’s Congress to grant him additional decree powers to “fight imperialism”.

Only hours after Obama informed the U.S. that Venezuela is now considered a national security threat, Maduro took to the airwaves and gave a TV broadcast in Caracas that all Venezuelan radio and television stations were required to carry late Monday night, according to The Guardian.

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“President Obama will be remembered in the future for his decision today and the aggression against the Venezuelan people, the noble people, because the people of Venezuela are a peaceful people, President Obama. You don’t have a right to attack it, nor to declare that Venezuela is a threat to the people of the United States. You are the threat to the people of the United States, you decide to invade, to kill, to finance terrorism in the world.”

President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials Monday, accusing them of perpetrating human rights violations and public corruption in the socialist-governed South American nation.

US President Barack Obama issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat on Monday.

Obama has declared Venezuela a national security to the U.S. and has taken appropriate measures. (Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

The individuals all come from the top echelon of the state security apparatus that was responsible for cracking down on anti-government protests that rocked Venezuela last year and for pursuing charges against leading opponents.

The embattled president denounces the Yankee empire almost nightly on national television, but Monday was unique because of his unusually furious tone, saying the sanctions were further proof that the U.S. is determined to topple his administration and seize control of Venezuela.

Maduro speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Maduro speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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“President Barack Obama, in the name of the U.S. imperialist elite, has decided to personally take on the task of defeating my government, intervening in Venezuela, and controlling it from the U.S. Obama today took the most aggressive, unjust and poisonous step that the U.S. has ever taken against Venezuela.”

He vowed that U.S. meddling would have no effect on his government.

“Obama’s time will end, and the revolution will continue,” he said.

The AP contributed to this report.